Transcript

11 Jun

Written for Friday Fictioneers

13 June 2014

 PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Ted Strutz

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Ted Strutz

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The following is a transcript of a conversation between a dentist and her new assistant. I swear it is true..

Wow! What a gorgeous view of the harbour.

Precisely the reason I chose this location. There are always sailors and dock workers wanting emergency dentistry.

So your entire practice is walk-in? No appointments?

Exactly. Just one important note..here on the phone you see the big red panic button?

Yes..

It is a direct line to first responders.

 In case of an alergic reaction?

Yes, but mostly for when we present them with the bill.

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22 Responses to “Transcript”

  1. Jessie Ansons June 11, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    Haha I was waiting for someone to mention the exorbitant price of dentistry! Funny piece 🙂

  2. Sandra June 11, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    If they ever had to have a root canal filling, they’d probably need an undertaker rather than a first responder. 😦 Funny one.

  3. Helena Hann-Basquiat June 11, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Extortion, I tell ya!

  4. patriciaruthsusan June 11, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Patricia, That was really funny. 😀 I can see both sides. One dentist I went to had a sign in the office that read, “There’s no such thing as a good, cheap dentist.” Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  5. paulmclem June 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Heh, nice story…and believable!

  6. David Stewart June 12, 2014 at 2:09 am #

    Great ending. You pay dearly for emergency work. 🙂

  7. tedstrutz June 12, 2014 at 3:02 am #

    No kidding!

  8. lingeringvisions by Dawn June 12, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    Haha,,,made me snort out loud.

  9. rochellewisoff June 12, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    Dear Patricia,

    Enterprising dentist. Well written dialogue.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

  10. siobhanmcnamara June 12, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    Sounds like he knew his business well 🙂

  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) June 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Yes drunken sailors fighting has to be a great source of income… but better be prepared for some ruffle at the end..

  12. jamsun June 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Ha! The punchline is great!

  13. Shailaja/ The Moving Quill June 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Practical dentist, with a humorous twist. Very nice indeed 🙂

  14. Maree Gallop June 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Ha! I loved the humour. A dentist with a strategic plan! A rich one no doubt.

  15. patrickprinsloo June 14, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    Extracting the money is the real challenge, I imagine. Clever piece of fun.

  16. Nan Falkner June 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Dear Patricia, Like Patrick said above, Extracting the money is the real challenge! So true and very few companies offer dental insurance as a perk. Especially if you have a ton of kids (like one of my cousins). I couldn’t come up with enough money for those kids! Excellent story and well done! I knew a dentist that donated some of his time to go to the ghetto to work for free once a month, he just felt like it was his ‘calling’ and those parents and kids that he worked on won’t ever forget his kindness – I haven’t and I wasn’t a patient. Such a good story – Thanks, Nan 🙂

  17. hugmamma June 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    Too funny for words. I love a dentist with a sense of humor, especially since I’m not really a fan otherwise. Except I do love my current dentist. Love, love, love him. And no, he’s not my husband. Just a VIP in my life. 😉

  18. storydivamg June 15, 2014 at 4:06 am #

    Great stuff! A fun, fresh story for this week’s prompt. Enjoyed.

    MG

  19. The Reclining Gentleman June 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    hahaha!!! nice puchline 😀

  20. talesfromthemotherland June 17, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Very clever! Love the big red button.

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